Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Informatics Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Informatics.

Informatics is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Computer Science, Information Technology, Library Science, Business, Law, and Education.

Where can I go for help?

Informatics Faculty Advisors

Leslie Potter-Henderson
206-546-4554 lhenders@shoreline.edu Rm 4209

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services/

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 141  (prerequisite for CS& 141 ) or MATH 111 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits


Humanities (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.

Selected Courses:


Social Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits


Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: INFO 150 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

What is informatics?


Informatics explores the complex relationship between people, information and technology. Students interested in informatics enjoy working with people and using technology to develop, design, manage and support data bases of information for personal and public use.

Contemporary issues in Informatics: Information Needs and Search Engines; Web Tools, Web Development and Technologies; Organization and Presentation; Data Base Design, Maintenance and Management; Security and Integrity of Information; Interface and Interaction Designs; Usability Research and Development; Evaluation of User Need and Design; and, New Design Techniques.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Informatics?


From analyzing and solving problems, to leading and managing projects, informatics majors develop the knowledge and skills to be competitive in one of the fastest growing career fields. A degree in informatics prepares students for careers as information specialists, information architects, network managers, web developers, business systems analysts, web designers, information assurance professionals, business consultants, researchers and application/software designers.

Potential employers include: Business and industry, corporations, tv and radio stations, federal, state and local governments, colleges and universities, private and public schools, hospitals, law firms, marketing and research firms, private foundations and non-profit organizations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counselingcenter/career-counseling.aspx.

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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

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